LOS ANGELES — Two Sacramento police officers who shot and killed an unarmed black man in his grandmother’s backyard last year will not face criminal prosecution, the Sacramento County district attorney announced on Saturday, stirring fresh outrage in a city roiled by protests over the killing.
For nearly a year, community members and activists have demanded police accountability for the death of Stephon Clark, 22, who was killed last March by Officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet. The officers had been dispatched to investigate a routine vandalism complaint. Within 10 minutes of their arrival, after a brief pursuit, Mr. Clark was dead.
The shooting touched off waves of protests in Sacramento that shut down busy streets, disrupted sporting events and overtook City Council meetings. Mr. Clark’s death took on national significance amid continuing tensions over discriminatory policing in black neighborhoods and excessive use of force by police officers.
“Was a crime committed? There’s no question that a human being died,” District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said on Saturday in Sacramento. “But when we look at the facts and the law, and we follow our ethical responsibilities, the answer to that question is no. And as a result, we will not charge these officers.”
Ms. Schubert said the officers had probable cause to stop and detain Mr. Clark. She added that police officers are legally justified in using deadly force “if the officer honestly and reasonably believes” he is in danger of death or injury.
“We must recognize that they are often forced to make split-second decisions,” she said. “We must also recognize that they are under tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving circumstances.”
The officers fired their weapons 20 times in Mr. Clark’s direction within seconds of turning a blind corner. “Both officers believed that he was pointing a gun at them,” Ms. Schubert said. She added that police video showed Mr. Clark was “advancing” on the officers.
Mr. Clark was later found to be unarmed; his cellphone was found under his body.
An autopsy released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office in May found at least seven bullets had hit Mr. Clark.
A comprehensive analysis of police video footage by The New York Times found that gunfire continued after Mr. Clark had fallen to his hands and knees. Six of the seven shots most likely hit Mr. Clark as he was falling or was already on the ground, according to The Times’s analysis. Three minutes passed after the shooting before police officers identified themselves to Mr. Clark, and he did not receive medical attention for six minutes.
Black activists have expressed long-simmering frustrations about how their neighborhoods have been policed by the Sacramento Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
After the shooting, the Sacramento Police Department sought to swiftly quell public outrage. The department released body camera footage within days of the shooting. Daniel Hahn, the city’s first black police chief, reiterated that the department required training related to race-based discrimination and de-escalation tactics. The next month, the Sacramento Police Department issued new guidance about when officers can mute their body cameras.
In July, the department also instated a foot-pursuit policy that instructs officers to weigh “whether the need for apprehension justifies the risk to the safety of the officer(s), the public, and the fleeing suspect.”
Mr. Hahn and the department have not commented on Officer Mercadal and Officer Robinet’s actions specifically. The department did not return a request for comment on Saturday.
Timothy Davis, the president of the Sacramento Police Officers Association, said in a statement on Saturday that the case had seen unprecedented levels of transparency and oversight.
“Officers have faced volatile life-and-death situations since the inception of policing,” Mr. Davis said. “The officers in this case were clearly afraid for their life, and were legally justified in their use of force. We will continue to review our policies and procedures to find ways to reduce tragic outcomes in the future.”
In January, Mr. Clark’s family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the City of Sacramento and the two officers.
During her presentation, Ms. Schubert noted that Mr. Clark had been accused of domestic violence days before his death. A review of his cellphone, conducted by the California Department of Justice, found text messages suggesting a tense relationship between Mr. Clark and the mother of one of his children.
The review also found that he had researched how to commit suicide, she said.
“All of this shows us that many things were weighing heavily” on Mr. Clark on the day of his death, Ms. Schubert said. She added that the facts were uncomfortable but relevant to her legal recommendation not to charge the officers because they would be relevant to a jury.
The officers, as she noted, did not know any of this when they were searching the neighborhood for vandals.
But even with that rationale, the district attorney’s presentation did not sit well with Mr. Clark’s family.
During a news conference Saturday, Mr. Clark’s mother, Sequette Clark, said “we’re outraged” that the district attorney decided not to prosecute the officers. She blasted Ms. Schubert for delving into details she said were irrelevant to the officers’ conduct, including personal text messages and a toxicology report showing that Mr. Clark had alcohol, codeine, marijuana, cocaine and Xanax in his system.
“She wants to go on a smear campaign on his character and his actions,” Ms. Clark said. “That is not a permit to kill him.”
She said Mr. Clark’s killing should have resulted in charges.
“I’m disgusted and it’s disrespectful,” Tanya Faison, who leads the local Black Lives Matter group, said in a statement released on Twitter. “He was completely disrespected. The mother of his child was completely disrespected.”
On Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom called for criminal justice reforms to improve relations between the police and “the communities they serve.”
“We need to acknowledge the hard truth — our criminal justice system treats young black and Latino men and women differently than their white counterparts,” he said. “That must change.”
Anticipating more protests over the announcement, Ms. Schubert sought to strike a conciliatory tone throughout her presentation.
“I don’t think there’s any question that people will be very upset and very angry,” she said. “But I want people to understand the fact that no criminal charges will be filed in this case does not diminish in any way the tragedy, the anger, the frustration that we’ve heard since the time of his death.”
“We cannot ignore that. Me as an elected official, as a public-facing leader, me as a human being, we cannot ignore that there is a rage in our community.”
香港东方报马经【崔】【沣】【醒】【来】【时】【发】【现】【自】【己】【已】【经】【躺】【在】【一】【个】【陌】【生】【而】【豪】【华】【的】【地】【方】。 【她】【感】【觉】【自】【己】【身】【体】【无】【比】【轻】【松】，【那】【种】【烈】【火】【灼】【心】【的】【痛】【苦】【消】【失】【的】【无】【影】【无】【踪】。【然】【而】【与】【之】【对】【应】【的】【是】【她】【的】【头】【脑】，【昏】【昏】【沉】【沉】，【有】【些】【不】【知】【今】【夕】【何】【夕】。 “【公】【主】，【您】【醒】【了】？”【这】【时】【一】【道】【端】【庄】【中】【透】【着】【喜】【悦】【的】【声】【音】【传】【来】。 【崔】【沣】【强】【撑】【起】【身】【体】，【一】【双】【手】【及】【时】【地】【扶】【住】【了】【她】，【给】【她】【垫】【了】【个】【靠】
【眀】【眀】【拳】【琺】【圣】【姃】【対】【着】【萧】【孒】【燃】【攻】【击】，【泹】【整】【個】【哋】【靣】【卻】【似】【泘】【乜】【使】【哃】【樣】，【遭】【受】【拳】【琺】【圣】【攻】【击】【壹】【瘢】【绌】【現】【阵】【阵】【呼】【应】。 【這】【种】【狀】【况】【啲】【奇】，【便】【使】【眾】【亼】【見】【哆】【识】【广】，【乜】【吥】【甴】【叹】【為】【观】【止】。 【這】【姃】【使】【萧】【孒】【燃】【早】【噈】【姒】【洎】【已】【対】【五】【洐】【衶】【哋】‘【土】’【哋】【理】【解】，【进】【入】【呢】【唫】【台】【曾】【經】【进】【入】【過】【哋】【啝】【夨】【哋】【合】【壹】【哋】【狀】【态】。 【攻】【击】【這】【個】【狀】【态】【吓】【哋】【萧】【孒】【燃】，【噈】【侞】【哃】【攻】【击】【整】【個】【夨】【哋】
【张】【嘉】【玥】【追】【得】【更】【起】【劲】【儿】【了】，【犬】【狮】【战】【魂】【携】【带】【的】【剧】【毒】【属】【于】【麻】【痹】【性】【毒】【素】……【如】【果】【是】【其】【它】【毒】【素】，【她】【可】【能】【会】【考】【虑】【这】【头】【老】【虎】【的】【肉】【还】【能】【不】【能】【吃】【了】，【但】【麻】【痹】【类】【毒】【素】【是】【能】【够】【消】【散】【的】，【所】【以】【没】【有】【这】【方】【面】【的】【顾】【虑】。【为】【怕】【误】【伤】，【她】【将】【黄】【金】【杀】【人】【柳】【战】【魂】【也】【收】【了】【起】【来】。 【当】【凤】【鸣】**【的】【进】【化】【者】【们】【冲】【过】【来】【的】【时】【候】，【张】【嘉】【玥】【已】【经】【追】【着】【那】【只】【变】【异】【老】【虎】【跑】【远】【了】，【除】香港东方报马经【第】【八】【章】：【积】【雨】【云】 …【侦】【测】【到】【短】【波】【通】【讯】。 “【抓】【到】【安】【娜】【了】【吗】？” “【差】【一】【点】，【我】【们】【已】【经】【找】【到】【了】【遗】【留】【的】【降】【落】【伞】，【现】【在】【正】【在】【沿】【着】【沙】【漠】【公】【路】【搜】【寻】【她】【的】【动】【向】。” “【还】【有】【找】【到】【其】【他】【人】【吗】？” “【抓】【到】【不】【少】【安】【娜】【德】【克】【的】【雇】【员】，【特】【罗】【涅】【尔】【的】【雇】【员】【倒】【没】【撞】【见】【几】【个】，【从】**【的】【设】【施】【完】【备】【度】【来】【看】，‘【那】【些】【人】【躲】【在】【这】【里】【应】【该】【很】【久】【了】’。
【林】【玧】【儿】【这】【个】【吃】【货】，【更】【是】【直】【接】【伸】【手】【了】，【完】【全】【就】【是】【不】【顾】【及】【个】【人】【形】【象】【啊】。 “【啪】！” 【杨】【飞】【拍】【掉】【林】【玧】【儿】【手】，【笑】【骂】【道】：“【别】【用】【手】，【给】【你】【筷】【子】。” “【谢】【谢】【大】【少】【爷】。”【林】【玧】【儿】【接】【过】【筷】【子】，【立】【马】【就】【夹】【了】【一】【块】【鸡】【肉】【吃】【了】。 【吃】【完】【开】【心】【的】【不】【得】【了】，【直】【接】【给】【杨】【飞】【点】【赞】，“【大】【少】【爷】，【你】【这】【个】【太】【好】【吃】【了】，【我】【发】【现】【我】【离】【不】【开】【你】【了】。” “
“【同】【学】【们】，【咱】【们】【班】【和】【高】【二】7【班】【将】【在】【本】【周】【六】【早】【上】【八】【点】，【也】【就】【是】【明】【天】【早】【上】【八】【点】【进】【行】【篮】【球】【友】【谊】【赛】。【所】【以】，【请】【同】【学】【们】【尽】【量】【都】【到】【现】【场】【为】【我】【们】【班】【的】【篮】【球】【队】【加】【油】【助】【威】【哦】。” 【周】【五】【下】【午】【的】【最】【后】【一】【节】【课】——【地】【理】【课】【结】【束】【后】。 【在】【距】【离】【放】【学】【铃】【声】【响】【起】【还】【有】【五】【分】【钟】【的】【时】【候】，【徐】【老】【师】【匆】【匆】【忙】【忙】【地】【从】【办】【公】【室】【赶】【了】【过】【来】，【走】【进】【教】【室】，【对】【我】【们】【宣】【布】【了】
【第】【二】【天】。 5【月】2【日】，【上】【午】。 【传】【送】【阵】【平】【台】【上】【一】【阵】【白】【光】【亮】【起】，【接】【着】，【收】【敛】【消】【失】，【宁】【赵】、【张】【见】【姝】、【李】【小】【玉】，【还】【有】【镇】【山】【学】【院】【的】【十】【几】【个】【进】【化】【者】【出】【现】【在】【了】【平】【台】【上】。 【较】【快】【地】【看】【了】【一】【下】【周】【围】【的】【环】【境】【之】【后】。 【宁】【赵】【看】【向】【左】【边】【上】【的】【张】【见】【姝】、【李】【小】【玉】，【开】【口】【说】【道】：“【我】【们】【先】【去】【军】【营】【报】【到】【吧】。”【迈】【步】【行】【走】，【走】【出】【了】【传】【送】【阵】，【向】【平】【台】【下】